Taught course

LLM International Law

University of Southampton · School of Law

Entry requirements

An Upper Second Class Bachelors Degree in Law (or a degree with a substantial legal component) is normally required, but account may also be taken of practical work experience or professional qualifications within the relevant field of study. We welcome applications from international students. Mature applicants without formal qualifications but relevant work experience are also encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

With trade, politics and culture becoming increasingly globalised, a critical understanding of international law has never been more relevant. This highly flexible LLM programme gives you the opportunity to focus on aspects of international law that interest you, enabling you to provide legal advice with a transnational perspective in areas such as corporate structures, law of the sea, international regulation of the internet, or commercial conflicts of law. Studying within a diverse, supportive law school community, you’ll learn from renowned academics who, through their involvement in high-profile law reform and advisory work, ensure the course reflects the latest legal developments. The challenging curriculum is designed to sharpen your intellect and encourage independent thinking, with small-group teaching and plenty of support to ensure you achieve your potential. We will also help you to maximise your employability through our strong links with the legal profession and extensive career development opportunities. You’ll graduate with specialist knowledge that will set you apart from the competition, whether you choose to go into private practice, or enter the public, commercial or diplomatic sector.

Core Module: Dissertation.

Optional Modules: International Law of the Sea, International Trade Law, Commercial Conflict of Laws and International Litigation, International Commercial Arbitration, Carriage by Air, Insurance Law, Fundamentals of Public International Law, Global Trends in Copyright and Trademark Laws, Dispute Settlement in International Law, Enforcement of Intellectual Property rights over the Internet.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

Our LLM (Master of Laws) at Southampton is an internationally recognised postgraduate law degree. Our LLM pathways draw on the highly-acclaimed research strengths of our academic staff that are at the cutting edge of international and national legal reform and development.

Course contact details

Business and Law
+44 (0)23 8059 4393